This was a week for some much needed thrift store therapy, and boy oh boy did I get a good dose. First up, my new shower curtain -
A vintage, hand crocheted tablecloth, measuring 80 inches by 104 inches. That's a whole lot of crochet! Ask me, I know. I'll be thrilled if my tablecloth in progress measures 60 inches square. It better not end up at a thrift store one day, either. Just saying. (My kids, take note. The hexagon tablecloth is an heirloom. Even if you think it's the most ugly thing you inherit one day, do not donate it to a thrift store.)
The idea of turning a tablecloth into a shower curtain is not mine - I stole the idea from my sister- in- law Sandi, who draped a vintage tablecloth over a manzanita branch above her bathtub. As soon as I saw it, I told her I was stealing the idea. She gave me permission, and even offered a manzanita branch. I'll definitely take her up on the offer now that I have the perfect tablecloth for my bathroom.
Also found this week - an ingeniously framed doily:
The day I found this at the thrift store (for 50 cents!), I read Margie's post about using framed lace to hold pins and earrings. My find was meant to be.
I also found a beautiful rose necklace at the same store and hung it from the frame. I didn't realize how perfect the placement of the necklace and my Great Grandma Bea's bee pin were until I took a picture. This little vignette makes me very happy.
The next thing I'll be looking for when I go thrifting is a little egg cup to hold this precious collaboration between me and Avery.
She was helping me crack eggs earlier this week, and made a hole in one egg rather than cracking the shell in half. I washed it out and popped a little blue chick inside. Isn't he adorable?
Now we're off to the river for an afternoon of fun and sun. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!